HC Deb 30 April 1907 vol 173 cc714-5
SIR HENRY CRAIK (Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities)

called attention to a notice which he had received in common, he supposed, with other Members for Scottish constituencies from the Committee of Selection stating that "the Committee of Selection have nominated you a Member of the Standing Committee on Scottish Bills." He thought it would be agreed that there was some irregularity in such a notice.


said he did not think the use of the word "nominated" in the notice was quite correct. The House by a Standing Order had previously appointed every Scottish Member to sit upon the Scottish Committee. The Report of the Committee of Selection which appeared on 25th April stated that "the following Members representing Scottish constituencies are appointed to serve on the Standing Committee.'' That seemed to him to be a correct expression, and he had no doubt that on another occasion a somewhat similar form would be adopted in the notice summoning Members.


as chairman of the Committee of Selection, expressed regret that the form of notice to which exception had been taken had been used. The head in the Votes delivered on Friday morning was so framed as to make it clear that the Committee was appointed by the House, and not selected by the Committee of Selection, and he regretted that in sending out the usual notification the old form of summons had been issued instead of the proper notification.

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